Poor Zaky ended up having to go in to work this afternoon, so the girls and I were on our own. I’ve been wanting to take them to see Earth, and we’ve been trying to find a time to go together as a family. It hasn’t happened so I decided today was the day and found it playing in just one small movie theater in the city at 4:45.
Breakfast got pushed back due to my long bike ride, so lunch was pushed back too.
With cumin hummus in the fridge, the wheels in my head started turning as I realized it’s been a while since I’ve been LovIn My Crack Wrap.
Pan lightly sprayed with EVOO from my misto, a flat out wrap smeared with homemade hummus, topped with mild cheddar cheese and spinach.
All wrapped up! Isn’t it cute??
Steamin’ some veggies.
My crack wrap with a side of steamed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and mushrooms topped with a bit a Parmesan cheese.
Totally satisfied, we left a bit early for the movie because I had a feeling The Nap Evader wouldn’t be able to resist the lull of the expressway and sun-warmed car.
Clearly, I’m in the wrong business and should be pursuing my career as a psychic.
With 20 minutes to spare, we let Maxine have sweet dreams in the back, while I had nightmares up front.
Still 11 years to go! Phew.
Earth was FABULOUS! Kids or no kids, I highly recommend it. We’re about a month late seeing it, but it was great. Not only that, but the sweet old rinky dink theater only charged $3 a piece for the matinee. AND we got to sit in their Private Screening Room; a small room upstairs for parents with young children. Translation? We got to watch the movie while sitting on a comfy couch, they were able to be as loud as they wanted, take their socks and shoes off, go through my purse, ask a million questions, draw pictures on my grocery list, all for only $9. I call that a perfect afternoon.
After the movie we made a quick pass through the grocery store. Just as we were getting out of the car I heard that familiar ding ding dingdingding ding ding ding and tried to stick my fingers in their ears and sing “La La La La!” but it was too late.
Maxine picked a 3.50 Partially Hydrogenated Nutty Buddy and Ava picked a 1.00 Red Dye #5 Cherry Banana Split Popsicle.
I really struggle with this because of course I only want them to only eat THE BEST! But I want to let them to be kids too. We have plenty of conversations about eating sweets in moderation. It’s a fine line to walk trying to keep them healthy and teach them to make the right choices, but not depriving them either, fearing that they’ll one day rebel, sneak “bad” foods or go crazy and binge when they finally DO get to eat them…
Oh yeah, someone please remind me to add M&M’s to the grocery list for Maxine because we’re out. 😉
Ice cream in the freezer, they had Annie’s Mac and Cheese and sliced apples for dinner.
I was still going strong from lunch and not very the hungry after my Pile’O Veggies, so I had a Green Monster and dessert for dinner.
My green monster was comprised of hemp milk, extra firm tofu, mango, a mound of spinach and LF vanilla yogurt. Served on the side, two Kashi Honey Oat Waffles smeared with almond butter and topped with chocolate chips.
We go crazy here on Saturday nights I tell ya.
And finally, it was time to bust into the freezer and unwrap the sugary goodness.
They decided to venture off the porch…
And I SWEAR to you I saw this coming. Just call me Psychic Ali.
Oh dear. Whoever believes in telekinesis, raise my hand.
She was totally sad and I felt awful. We scooped it up and took it inside. I sawed off the hunk with dirt in it and we patched it back onto the cone. Fortunately she soon lost interest. 3.50 or not, I magically mystically made the whole thing disappear!
And now it’s after midnight and Mr. Man is still not home. 😦 Off to bed.
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